Telefónica Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Device Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Proactive role, fun environment, some great people to work with.

    Cons

    No broad exposure given, didn't really feel part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  2. changing conditions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Leader
    Former Employee - Store Leader

    I worked at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun place to work with a small team. development in the store to management positions

    Cons

    moving up past management in the store is difficult with a big bottle neck. also moving to other parts of the business is difficult but not impossible

  3. Made the wrong choice working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Unfortunately I have none at all

    Cons

    Lack of communication with manager
    Untrustworthy employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep to your promises.

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  5. Great place to work, great opportunities to earn and best work culture in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Working with most exciting customers in the IT industry. Great perks, pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Very disorganised but a little like a startup in some ways. Sometimes projects are left to last minute and everyone panics working into the early hours but that's not very often. It's the worst internal IT environment known to mankind. Archaic policies and practices coupled with archaic technology means communication is difficult (ironically).

    Advice to Management

    Employ more people and invest more into IT

  6. Tef Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandising Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandising Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, reasonable salary, flexible working conditions. Overall package and working conditions very good. Multiple sites and the ability to work across them.

    Cons

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  7. working in many countries and different departments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Possibility to move to different departments and countries

    Cons

    slow to make changes and execute strategic decisions

  8. Helpful (1)

    Used to be great but culture is changing and it's starting to have a negative impact on employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge of mobility changing the way people work which is making a positive impact on the economy especially in the public sector.
    People at lower management and below are great.
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Don t drink their own champagne so although customers are given access to great technology the employees don t always get the same.
    Senior management and leadership team are out of touch with employees and the marketplace.
    Lack of long term planning means that knee jerk tactical decisions are in play.

  9. Telehealth at Telefonica

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent insight to technology and a refreshing approach to Telehealth within a global context.

    Cons

    No real understanding of selling in to the NHS and the timescales involved. Also needed to adopt a more academic stance providing evidence of benefit vs risk at a patient level.

    Advice to Management

    return to the UK market when Telehealth is more accepted by the NHS and look for the sales via consumers/end users demand not NHS demand.

  10. O2

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well paid. Good working life

    Cons

    High targets. Unrealistic aims from upper management

  11. Constant frustration with changing mid level leadership and failing strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Sales
    Current Employee - Business Sales

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Flexible working
    2) Wider o2 consumer business has great brand
    3) Thing big initiative is a real contributor to the community

    Cons

    1) draconian senior leadership in business is not up to the job of changing business direction - vote of no confidence
    2) Restructure after restructure with bipolar strategy
    3) Cultural habit of blaming people rather than fixing more difficult wider issues of capability, expertise and internal process
    4) Do not pay sales people fairly for business won
    5) unrealistic expectations of sales, specialists and technical teams with no acknowledgement of challenges or commitment to fix.
    6) excessive workloads and hours due to lack of investment in expertise, resource, process and systems.
    7) no talent development program for people in business division

    Advice to Management

    Managing upwards will not drive a successful business or high performance team. Senior leadership targets different to staff lower down the tree. Fear culture drives good people to leave hence the large loss of talent.

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